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Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Feb 3rd, 2019, 01:10
Replies: 3
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Posted By captain bruce
bad time to visit weatherwise. Rain shadow is...

bad time to visit weatherwise. Rain shadow is long gone thanks to climate change.

Ladakh can be seriously cold above the main valley level and the passes like ganda La and Kongmaru La in markha...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Feb 1st, 2019, 00:39
Replies: 26
Views: 2,336
Posted By captain bruce
Somewhat off topic but.....Belated thanks for the...

Somewhat off topic but.....Belated thanks for the 'Saki' recommendation. wading through the complete works now. The same delight that I get from reading Kipling - viciously critical but always...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Feb 1st, 2019, 00:11
Replies: 33
Views: 1,319
Posted By captain bruce
civilised? who? me?

civilised? who? me?
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Jan 1st, 2019, 22:05
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By captain bruce
Interesting update, especially on the monastery...

Interesting update, especially on the monastery restoration. I remember on my first visit in 86 the front gates of the Jokhang were still hanging off from where the Chinese drove that tank through....
Forum: Crossing the Border Dec 17th, 2018, 23:50
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By captain bruce
gosainkund

Thanks Both,

A glance at weather history on a couple of sites reveals little or no snow in January.

https://www.worldweatheronline.com/gosainkund-weather-averages/np.aspx
- seems to indicate...
Forum: Crossing the Border Dec 13th, 2018, 01:00
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By captain bruce
Ta mate, Have looked at it anyway before I...

Ta mate,
Have looked at it anyway before I posted, but will peruse again
BW
Forum: Crossing the Border Dec 11th, 2018, 05:04
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By captain bruce
Langtang/Gosainkund/Helambu in January

Anyone got info on the snowfall in Jan? planning a trek there in a few weeks with a porter/guide. We will be winter equipped but dont want to hack through snowdrift on the Laurabina pass. According...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Dec 10th, 2018, 00:20
Replies: 33
Views: 1,319
Posted By captain bruce
use the pm button when click on my name on the...

use the pm button when click on my name on the left of this post
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Dec 2nd, 2018, 00:47
Replies: 71
Views: 3,288
Posted By captain bruce
just read va's post so maybe not so brill... ...

just read va's post so maybe not so brill...
Good one liner though.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Dec 2nd, 2018, 00:44
Replies: 71
Views: 3,288
Posted By captain bruce
brill!

brill!
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Dec 1st, 2018, 23:10
Replies: 33
Views: 1,319
Posted By captain bruce
true, but its a useful shorthand for a modest...

true, but its a useful shorthand for a modest family run guest house.

a search will get you to a booking site
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Dec 1st, 2018, 00:16
Replies: 33
Views: 1,319
Posted By captain bruce
Politely - tosh. No-one updates guidebooks any...

Politely - tosh. No-one updates guidebooks any more, the ones mentioned in my '5 day' post are good for routes/culture but not weather and i dont suppose commerical trek agencies want to mention rain...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Nov 29th, 2018, 05:40
Replies: 33
Views: 1,319
Posted By captain bruce
<p>Mike,</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>St...

<p>Mike,</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Style of trekking;</p><p>If you are soloing and want to tea house it then it's Shyam or Markha, Zanskar has some stuff in the northern area between...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Nov 28th, 2018, 02:59
Replies: 33
Views: 1,319
Posted By captain bruce
Dont even think it. Check the transfer...

Dont even think it.

Check the transfer threads but even if you arrive on a ticket, say on Jet, that will check your luggage through to the domestic flight to Leh you allow no time for the...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Nov 27th, 2018, 04:29
Replies: 33
Views: 1,319
Posted By captain bruce
This is going to be quite a long reply, will have...

This is going to be quite a long reply, will have a go tomorrow, in the meantime read this:

https://www.indiamike.com/india/ladakh-and-zanskar-f31/leh-ladakh-in-5-days-or-less-t162974/

An old...
Forum: Indian Cooking and Cuisine Nov 27th, 2018, 04:13
Replies: 15,339
Views: 1,270,733
Posted By captain bruce
Looks like a dog's dinner..........

Looks like a dog's dinner..........
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Nov 27th, 2018, 02:14
Replies: 33
Views: 1,319
Posted By captain bruce
Can answer that, the Shyam or "Baby" trek from...

Can answer that, the Shyam or "Baby" trek from Likir to say Khalse north of the Indus is a bit wussy if you want serious stuff but its teahouse, as is Markha if you fancy crowds like a shopping mall...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Nov 27th, 2018, 01:32
Replies: 33
Views: 1,319
Posted By captain bruce
Lord, these moderators are tough cookies! ...

Lord, these moderators are tough cookies!

How else can you explain the banalities on the "Whats for lunch" thread?
Guilty, guilty guilty...........sigh.....!

Mike, lets keep this kosher, pm me...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Nov 25th, 2018, 23:20
Replies: 33
Views: 1,319
Posted By captain bruce
The forum permits pm s after 10 posts. ...

The forum permits pm s after 10 posts.

Babble a few inanities like the rest of us do and then try it.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Nov 25th, 2018, 22:29
Replies: 71
Views: 3,288
Posted By captain bruce
slightly off-topic, I have a t shirt like this ...

slightly off-topic, I have a t shirt like this
...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Nov 25th, 2018, 08:52
Replies: 71
Views: 3,288
Posted By captain bruce
Now if only the Iroquois et al had stuck to...

Now if only the Iroquois et al had stuck to Sentinele's perpspective - poisoned the turkey etc. we might be spared Donald Trump, Vietnam, tedious American Football games and a lot of invasions of...
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Nov 25th, 2018, 08:10
Replies: 71
Views: 3,288
Posted By captain bruce
Doubtless you referred to the First Nation or Pre...

Doubtless you referred to the First Nation or Pre Columbian perspective on Thanksgiving.......
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Nov 24th, 2018, 21:39
Replies: 71
Views: 3,288
Posted By captain bruce
Not disparaging you! Joke.

Not disparaging you! Joke.
Forum: India Travel News and Commentary Nov 24th, 2018, 21:06
Replies: 71
Views: 3,288
Posted By captain bruce
Not sure that's why they killed him but.......

Not sure that's why they killed him but.......
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Nov 24th, 2018, 07:02
Replies: 33
Views: 1,319
Posted By captain bruce
be careful

<p>Hi Mike,</p><p>I have not done SK but have done comparable stuff. The OP info, albeit from 2014 seems accurate. This is not the only peak/pass that you can do and you should consider others if you...
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